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by preichow
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Running out of resources
Replies: 3
Views: 4727

Re: Running out of resources

Helium appears to have some kind of massive memory leak. I have 8 GB on my machine, and I run out of resources after scraping about 1,000 records. It's a massive inconvenience. To get around this, I reboot frequently. I also limit the size of the projects, and I frequently copy and I export output t...
by preichow
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Slow Scraping from particular site
Replies: 1
Views: 3132

Re: Slow Scraping from particular site

Please see the other post similar to your problem:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=927

Make sure that you set a timeout. Also, you might want to reboot your computer to free up memory.
by preichow
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Page does not load completely
Replies: 2
Views: 3993

Re: Page does not load completely

Hello flotschie; I just ran into the same problem as you. I tried changing the browser version, but that didn't help. There are two things I did to fix it: First, I rebooted my computer, and that solved 90% of the problem. Even if I don't get a "Out of Resources" error....if I notice strange behavio...
by preichow
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Problems with Command Line Scheduled Task
Replies: 1
Views: 2303

Re: Problems with Command Line Scheduled Task

Update: I finally got the Scheduled Task to open an instance of Helium. Not quite sure what I did, but I used that strange file path mentioned earlier, and messed around with the parameters until it worked. I can tell you that I left the field called "Run From" blank. However, Helium gives a pop-up ...
by preichow
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Problems with Command Line Scheduled Task
Replies: 1
Views: 2303

Problems with Command Line Scheduled Task

Please help! I can't get the Command Line functionality to work. I'm trying to set up a Scheduled Task in Windows to run Helium from the command line, but the execution either Fails immediately, or it Runs for eternity and has to be manually stopped. One thing that I noticed was odd: When I follow t...
by preichow
Fri May 31, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Newbies Must Read This: Critical Note about Viewing Data
Replies: 0
Views: 3633

Newbies Must Read This: Critical Note about Viewing Data

First of all, let me say that I love this software. Second, let me pass along an important note to Newbies: When viewing data in the Tables, be aware that what you are seeing might not be the true data in the table because the screen does not refresh automatically. In other words, if you view your e...
by preichow
Tue May 28, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Navigate URLs action not Working... [resolved]
Replies: 1
Views: 3373

Re: Navigate URLs action not Working...

PROBLEM SOLVED. Helium does NOT automatically save the information in your tables: you have to MANUALLY hit the Save button (careful to get the right one, which is right above the table). Not only that, but you MUST hit the save button for the data in the table to be accessible by the program. There...
by preichow
Tue May 28, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Navigate URLs action not Working... [resolved]
Replies: 1
Views: 3373

Navigate URLs action not Working... [resolved]

Hello, I'm trying out the Demo version, and I love this software, but I can't get the Navigate URLs action to work. Am I doing something wrong? I have a simple list of URLs that I want to visit and extract data from. For my simple experiment, I created a "Table2" with a field called URL and I entere...